Cheese!

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  1. Kassokilleri2ff

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    OKAY! I hate american cheese. I love love love, most other kinds of cheese. Whenever i say this, people call me a communist. Why? From my observations, ive seen that alot of people who hate cheese, still love american cheese, and people who hate american cheese, love the rest of other cheeses. So i wonder, is american cheese actually cheese?
     
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    Well American cheese is definately cheese, not the best cheese in my opinion but it is cheese. I have liked every cheese I have had except for brie. It's one of my favorite snacks I love trying different kinds.
     
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    Really? They call you are Communist?:rolleyes:

    As for cheese, I dunno... I kinda stay away from it all together.:eek:
     
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    Is it cheese? Is it even American?
     
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    Wow! You must really be blocked up:biggrin1:
     
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    smoked chedder, mmm....
     
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    It's processed cheese isn't it, it doesn't have any flavour, it has an unpleasant texture but kids will eat it more easily than they'll eat a strong cheddar or a stilton.
     
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    A lot of it is far inferior to European cheeses, to my palate.
    But the Europeans are much more cheese conscious.
    I remember, back when I was living in France, how the server at the fromagerie (is that the word? can't remember ... but it would be an entire store dedicated to cheeses) would want to know the exact hour at which you were going to eat.
    This is beyond the wildest fantasies of most North Americans, I think.
    There are some good cheeses made in North America, of course ... some real artisanal cheeses. Quebec has many of them, in part a legacy of their French origins.
    EDIT: Funny thing. I believe that Britain actually has more cheeses than France does. Who knew?
     
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    I too dislike processed cheese. I prefer cheeses that have been aged properly, and there are some varieties of these available in the U.S.A. As Rubi said, Britain has a great variety of cheeses and I am glad to have enjoyed them when I was in the U.K. I rarely eat cheese now as I am trying to reduce the cholesterol in my diet. I would have a little swiss cheese if I do indulge.
     
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    Anything's better than swiss.
     
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    We turn every cheese into American cheese: we keep it in the refrigerator. :rolleyes:
     
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    American "cheese" is properly called Pasturized Processed Cheese Food.
    It's some sort of plasticized cheese knock-off, certainly not like any cheese I grew up eating. My mother always preferred to have real cheeses, often imported ones. Although, because Kraft Singles were always advertised on TV, I would beg her to buy them, but she never would. The only thing that American cheese is good for is a greasy grilled cheese sandwich because of the melting quality.
     
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    Correct. It's made from cheddar but I don't know what else is added. It melts nicely in a grilled cheese sandwich.
     
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    Exactly, Pecker. Cheese was originally an important way of preserving milk without resort to refrigeration. And 'real' cheese tastes far better at room temperature.
     
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    I also think there are more Greek cheeses than French not positive though.
     
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    I'll take a good Gouda or Parano anyday over american. I actually found that after finding a taste for stronger cheese I can't really even taste mellow cheese like american. I need a sharp cheddar or aged swiss.
     
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    Same with me I prefer a strong sharp taste usually. However one of my favorites is mozzarella. For a strong taste I like a sharp cheddar and feta.
     
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    I'm a dedicated cheese-aholic. My faves are pecorino romano and extra sharp wisconsin cheddar....but I love brie too....and swiss...and.....mmmmmm
     
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    Yes, American cheese is actual cheese with a hint of hypocrisy. :biggrin1:
     
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